• What are the myths and realities surrounding public response?


Joseph Trainor, University of Delaware


• How are text messaging and its use for alerts and warnings evolving?


Peter White, AT&T Wireless




Garry L. Briese, Briese and Associates/Center for New Media and Resiliency


Current Use of Text Messages for Alerts and Warnings: Experiences and Lessons Learned


• Counties


Barbara Childs-Pair, former Director, District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency


• Universities


Michael Mulhare, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University




Darrell Darnell, Office on Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Policy and Strategy, White House National Security Staff

1:30 p.m.

Messaging, Risk Communications, and Risk Perception


• What is known about communicating risk and messaging? How does this apply to CMAS, which will deliver 90-character text messages to cell phones?




Timothy Sellnow, University of Kentucky

Matthew Seeger, Wayne State University




Brett Hansard, Argonne National Laboratory

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